Sunday, February 20, 2022

Art In The Ordinary

Larry and I have traversed the globe, both independently and as a couple. Larry, an intrepid traveler, has been taking travel pictures since he got his first Brownie Hawkeye, "Flash". He is skilled at framing interesting sights and local color, and I depend on Larry's perspective. His photo collection reflects 40 plus years of our adventurous married life. We have boxes full of negatives, 4x6 prints, a phone with countless gigs of snapshots with even more in that diffuse space referred to as, "the cloud".

Now about me. I am, therefore I travel. In college I spent a semester at sea. A few years later I married an airline pilot. I have literally circumnavigated the world. My travel photos~ nondescript.

About ten years ago, I discovered the fun of casual blogging. It was only the pursuit of quality blog posts that led me to an interest in more serious photo skills. Our only child, an amazing grown-up guy, gifted me a Canon DSLR camera, and I was hooked! I have endeavored since to learn not only the mechanics, but the art of seeing the world through the camera’s lens. After probably a year spent immersed in online photography classes and random field practice, I found my niche; a mode that is different from say, a travel writer. My photos are highly stylized. I am drawn to oft overlooked objects in unpredictable places. Rarely do my photos offer the viewer an armchair travel pictorial of an easily identifiable location.

My goal as a photographer is to creatively capture what many would consider unremarkable objects; and to elicit an emotional response. As Rod Stewart famously sang, "Every picture tells a story, don't it".

I refer to my work as, art in the ordinary. Most of my work reflects my uncluttered approach to designing a shot, and a minimal amount of post processing (commonly referred to as "photo-shopping"). I am drawn to very large format prints, such as 20x30 enlargements, and our walls are a testament to that. My delight is to provide an upclose and personal experience with my prints, and I often refer to my work humorously as, in your face photography.

You may love my style, or you may dismiss it as "an acquired taste".  Regardless, I'm glad you found your way to my website. Take a few minutes and have a look. If one of my images resonates with you, please let me know.
*You will find my photography under the categories, Travel and Shop Remnant. 


Friday, January 28, 2022

Introducing Our Handcrafted Candles

Handcrafted candles from Remnant Design Company.

Remnant candles, handcrafted here in our studio, are made with 100% soy wax and scented with safe, eco-friendly fragrance oils.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

5 Ideas For Using White In Fall Decor

 Beyond Pumpkin and Orange.

Hey friends! Are you tired of traditional fall colors? Do you feel like deep shades of green and pumpkin are just not right for your autumn home decor? Today I thought it would be fun to consider using neutrals and naturals around your fall house, with an emphasis on white. 

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

How To Make A Dried Hydrangea Centerpiece~ Part 2

 A Centerpiece For A Friend.

Hello again! In my most recent post, I promised to write a supplement explaining the basic mechanics of crafting a dried flower arrangement, so today we are going to discuss what supplies you need and what you need to do.

About The Author
Hi! I’m Dana, the author of this blog, Remnant Design. I live with my husband Larry, a retired airline pilot, in a cute little cottage in the Pacific Northwest. We live on an island with a stunning water view, 3/4 of an acre, and a small Shih Tzu, Dallas. Hopefully for you, our blog will be a catalog filled with creative ideas. Thank you for visiting! Let’s be friends.


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